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Inquest examines killer mum's mental state before tragedy

Inquest examines killer mum's mental state before tragedy

11 January 2021

A GP says a mum who drowned her twins was 'calmer' days before the tragedy - but lawyers say he failed to read a note highlighting her mental turmoil.

'It was murder. It wasn't an accident'

'It was murder. It wasn't an accident'

06 January 2021

A former Kent teacher found dead on an Indian Ocean island in 2011 was murdered, an inquest has ruled.

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Pensioner died one day after testing positive for Covid-19

Pensioner died one day after testing positive for Covid-19

16 December 2020

An inquest has heard how a pensioner died one day after testing positive for coronavirus after going into hospital for a routine operation.

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Woman disputes identity of body found in home

Woman disputes identity of body found in home

15 December 2020

A coroner is trying to track down the family of a woman found dead in a house after concerns about her identity were raised.

Devastated wife found husband dead at home

Devastated wife found husband dead at home

10 December 2020

An "incredible" businessman was tragically discovered dead after taking his own life at the age of 32.

Driver was over the limit when car flipped in fatal crash

Driver was over the limit when car flipped in fatal crash

09 December 2020

A roofer wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was almost three times the legal limit before he died in a fatal crash.

No answers for family of man, 26, found dead in home

No answers for family of man, 26, found dead in home

09 December 2020

A coroner was unable to determine the cause of death of a young man who was found dead in his home weeks after he'd last been seen.

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Boy, 8, tried to save dying mum's life

Boy, 8, tried to save dying mum's life

06 December 2020

A brave eight-year-old boy fought to save his mother’s life as she convulsed in a bathtub after accidentally overdosing on painkillers.

'Bright and bubbly' teen kept secret diary of suicidal thoughts

'Bright and bubbly' teen kept secret diary of suicidal thoughts

04 December 2020

A "bright and bubbly" teenager had shown no outward signs of feeling suicidal before her death earlier this year, an inquest has heard.

Man stabbed himself prompting murder probe after struggling with parents' deaths

Man stabbed himself prompting murder probe after struggling with parents' deaths

02 December 2020

A man stabbed himself prompting a murder investigation which saw his brother arrested after struggling to cope with his parents' deaths.

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'He was a smashing boy - his life was cut short'

'He was a smashing boy - his life was cut short'

02 December 2020

A 19-year-old died after taking a cocktail of drugs in a "one-off" incident, an inquest has heard.

'I don't think he realised just how much he was loved'

'I don't think he realised just how much he was loved'

30 November 2020

Tributes have been paid to a prison teacher who has been described as 'the kindest, most lovely person' - after he tragically took his own life.

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Dad found in bin was stabbed

Dad found in bin was stabbed

27 November 2020

An inquest has heard a father-of-four, whose body was discovered in a wheelie bin, died from stab wounds.

Mystery death of woman hours after long-haul flight

Mystery death of woman hours after long-haul flight

25 November 2020

An inquest heard that mystery will continue to surround the death of a 40-year-old woman who died after a 10-hour flight from South Africa.

Woman had been drinking and was seen stumbling before bridge fall

Woman had been drinking and was seen stumbling before bridge fall

23 November 2020

A young graduate who plunged to her death from a road bridge was over the legal drink-drive limit an inquest has heard.

Teaching assistant, 20, was 'the sweetest soul'

Teaching assistant, 20, was 'the sweetest soul'

20 November 2020

The family of a 20-year-old woman found dead at home have paid tribute to her and vowed to raise awareness of the hidden nature of mental illness.

Step-dad calls for mental health service shake up after son's death

Step-dad calls for mental health service shake up after son's death

18 November 2020

A parent of a teenage son who took his own life has called for changes to mental health services to ensure patients get the help they need.

Animal charity volunteer found dead in shed

Animal charity volunteer found dead in shed

18 November 2020

A "polite and quiet soul" who worked with animals was found dead in his garden shed after taking ecstasy, an inquest heard.

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Pair killed in motorbike crash were not wearing helmets

Pair killed in motorbike crash were not wearing helmets

17 November 2020

Two men who were killed when their motorbike was involved in a head-on crash, were not wearing helmets or protective clothing, an inquest heard.

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Grandad desperately tried to save girl hit by tree

Grandad desperately tried to save girl hit by tree

17 November 2020

An inquest into the death of a young girl who was killed by a falling tree has heard how her grandad frantically tried to save her life.

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